TITLE

ASSOCIATION OF ADULT COELIAC DISEASE WITH SURGICAL ABDOMINAL PAIN: A CASE CONTROLLED STUDY IN PATIENTS REFERRED TO SECONDARY CARE

AUTHOR(S)
Sanders, D. S.; Hopper, A. D.; Azmy, I. A. F.; Rahman, N.; Hurlstone, D. P.; Leeds, J. S.; George, R. R.; Bhala, N.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Acute abdominal pain is the most common indication for surgical admission. Within this group of patients, non-specific abdominal pain (NSAP) may account for up to 40% of cases. Although patients with coeliac disease may describe abdominal pain as a significant presenting symptom, there has been no published prospective study in which adult patients with acute abdominal pain are investigated for coeliac disease. In this article, the authors aimed to assess the association of coeliac disease with surgical abdominal pain. They concluded that when patients with NSAP are referred to secondary care the diagnosis of coeliac disease should be considered.
ACCESSION #
13218838

 

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